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Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts fell 3 cents and 2 cents, respectively, from last week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
New Bedford-based Precix pulled itself out of the Great Recession by getting very lean and benefiting from consumers, who were finally purchasing new cars again. But the manufacturer of O-rings and seals for the automotive, aerospace and energy industries hasn’t rested easy, or simply relied on improved auto sales for its continued fast growth. more
Argentina is in default again, but its latest predicament is far from your garden-variety sovereign debt crisis. This time South America’s second-largest economy has been tripped up not by new borrowing, but by a lawsuit from American hedge funds blocking settlements with bondholders over a 2001 default. more
If the region’s business leaders listened only to the chattering class or politicians with points to score, you get the sense they wouldn’t bother to get out of bed in the morning. After all, Rhode Island is dead last is every job-creation or business-climate list, right? more
The winning candidates in the fall elections may inherit a healthier economy than their campaign slogans suggest. more
Drivers across the U.S. enjoying the lowest pump prices for this time of year since 2010 will probably see further declines as refineries benefiting from the shale boom produce record amounts of fuel. more
Treasuries fell with U.S. stocks, while the dollar headed for its best week this year after data showing retail sales rose bolstered the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. more
American consumer confidence rose to the highest level in more than a year in September, as households’ views on the outlook for the economy brightened. more
Providence shoppers are frugal: the city ranked No. 5 in a survey of the top 50 coupon cities in the United States. more
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